Carbon Footprint Reduction
Home Heating Assistance

Your carbon offset purchases will eliminate emissions from oil used in home heating and will replace oil heating systems with clean and efficient air-source heat pumps in lower-income family homes in Alaska’s capital city.

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How Our Offsetting Works

The Juneau Carbon Offset Fund is Renewable Juneau's unique new approach to improving the affordability of housing in Juneau as well as offering a carbon footprint tool. The Fund will reduce heating and maintenance costs for lower income households by providing them with air-source heat pumps to replace fossil fuel heating systems. And, it will reduce the carbon created in each of these homes by about 17,000 pounds per year.

Renewable Juneau designed the Carbon Offset Fund to create a long term, effective means to assist Juneau's lower income families. The Fund targets both local individuals and businesses as well as visitors and tourism business to build an income stream that will provide installation of heat pumps, and education about system operation and maintenance. The numbers of families assisted will, of course, depend on the amount of revenue raised.

Your offset payments will not only make these heating system conversions possible, but will eliminate the carbon dioxide that results from burning heating oil. Below you will find pages that will allow you to choose how you may offset your carbon production.

If you want a detailed approach, choose our Calculator page. Here you'll find a method to pinpoint and summarize the carbon footprint of your personal life over the course of one year.

If you want to just get right to it, our One Click page will allow you to offset quickly and easily, using preset options for your home, car and travel.

If you are a visitor to Juneau, we offer you the opportunity to offset carbon from your chosen tourism-related activities. Visit the Juneau Visitor page to purchase offsets for your flight, cruise, flightseeing outing and whale watching trips.

Lastly, we offer you the very simple option of a quick donation.

If you'd like to learn more about air source heat pumps, visit Renewable Juneau for detailed information on how they function and how they are reshaping the entire heating industry across the globe.

It’s easy! You can eliminate carbon emissions AND help lower-income familes today.

– Choose one of three options –

Personal Calculator: If you desire a focused approach, input detailed information into our calculator.
Juneau Visitor: If you’re a guest in town, offset your flight, cruise, marine excursion and other carbon-heavy outings.
One-Click: If you just want to get right to it, select from accepted averages for your carbon output and determine your offset amount quickly.

Testimonials

I am thrilled to know that Renewable Juneau has created the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund. Renewable Juneau is a local leader in climate and renewable energy action and I have the utmost respect for all that they do and accomplish. With their offset program, I am able to offset my carbon output and apply it right here at home. This is a tremendous gift to the many in Alaska’s capital city who seek to balance their impacts as well as for those who wish to help those in need.

– Margaret Symons, Juneau resident for 24 years

The Juneau Carbon offset fund represents just one more major accomplishment of Renewable Juneau. My wife and I have bought carbon offsets for our family for a few years now. Knowing that there is now a local option, one that reinvests right here at home, locks in our decision to switch. While we still need to work harder to lower our household carbon footprint, the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund helps us balance our impacts while we work to reduce our personal dependence on oil.

– Doug and Karen Bolson, Juneau residents for 32 ye ars
The Juneau Carbon Offset Fund thanks its newest supporting partner,

The Leighty Foundation leverages its time and talents, as well as financial resources, primarily in the areas of earth protection, education, promotion of volunteer engagement, and philanthropy. It’s Earth Protection Program focuses on the ‘big three’ challenges of time-variable renewable generation:

  • Gathering and transmission;
  • Low-cost, annual-scale, firming storage;
  • Distribution, integration, and end-use of energy services.

Administrative assistance provided by the Juneau Community Foundation.
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The Juneau Community Foundation has added the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund to their portfolio of special projects. This relationship places financial oversight of the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund’s revenues under the expert and respected management of Juneau’s Community Foundation!